Miracle Megan makes the grade

Megan Kershaw (15) from Misson with mum Deborah. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Megan Kershaw (15) from Misson with mum Deborah. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
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Miracle schoolgirl Megan Kershaw has again defied the odds by passing all her GCSE exams.

The 16-year-old, who missed four years of lessons at Epworth’s South Axholme Academy as she battled a rare liver cancer, achieved an A in maths, two Bs in core science and food technology, four Cs in English language and literature and two RE papers, a pass in ICT and Spanish and a distinction star in performing arts.

Mum Debbie, 50, said: “She did brilliantly well – we were delighted. She started back full time at school in Year 10, so I am very proud of her and what she has achieved. She has done far better than I ever imagined.

“To have passed everything when you consider that she missed four years of school is amazing.”

Megan, of Middle Street, Misson, now hopes to move on to higher education at John Leggott College in Scunthorpe to study A-levels in maths, physics, biology and chemistry. Her ultimate aim is to become a vet.

Megan spent five years battling her cancer.

She made national headlines when it was discovered her spine – where the cancer had spread – had healed itself.

Earlier this year, she took part in a once-in-a-lifetime school trip to Uganda with fellow Year 10 and 11 students.

The visit was part of the Seb Coe International Inspiration Initiative, which was launched with the aim of uniting children around the world through sport.